Gunta Liders, Past Chair
Number of Years in Research Administration: 33
Institutions: University of Rochester
Gunta Liders is the Associate Vice President for Research Administration at the University of Rochester. In this role, she serves as a senior administrative officer of the University responsible for primarily non-financial aspects of sponsored programs administration, including the development and implementation of research policies and processes. In addition to pre-award sponsored programs administration, Gunta’s office is responsible for conflict of interest administration, research compliance and a mandatory continuous education program for University research administrators. Gunta serves on numerous University of Rochester standing committees such as the University-wide conflict of interest committee, sponsored university research group, corporate relations strategy committee and institutional biosafety committee.
Gunta is the University of Rochester’s primary representative to the Council of Governmental Relations, served on its Board of Directors for six years and is past-Chair of its Research Administration and Compliance Committee. Gunta has served as Secretary for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), as a member of its Board of Directors, as well as Chair of its National Leadership and Nominating Committee. She has received the NCURA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration and has received two Distinguished Service Awards from both the national and regional chapters of NCURA. Gunta is the University representative to the Federal Demonstration Partnership and previous member of its Executive Committee. Gunta is editorial advisor for the monthly “Managing Federal Grants” newsletter. Gunta is a chapter author for “Managing Federal Grants: A Guide to Colleges and Universities”, as well as for “Sponsored Research Administration: A Guide to Effective Strategies and Recommended Practices”. She has served as an external reviewer and financial consultant for the National Institutes of Health.